Biorock Workshop 2012: Coral Reef Restoration for All

Gaia Discovery recommends this week-long hands-on session conducted by Dr Thomas J Goreau of Global Coral Reef Alliance. The Biorock Workshop is important as through lectures and interactive platforms it explains the state of the oceans and marine life and how to deal with degraded marine environments, essentially by taking a pro-active stance of re-creating underwater habitats. Yes, you can help to improve the oceans!

A unique experience - the Biorock training - awaits all dive enthusiasts, marine scientists and students, environmentalists, dive resort operators, resort managers, sustainability managers, mayors, governors and policy makers who are concerned with the state of their coasts due to any of the following occurences: shore erosion, damaging wave action, depleted marine life, reduced or destroyed coral reefs, water pollution, declining marine tourism, and more.

To participate in underwater coral reef program in particular, a scuba dive certification is needed. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to apply the principles involved in building Biorock coral reefs.

Event: 8th Indonesian Biorock Workshop 2012

Dates: 12 - 18 November 2012

Venue: Gili Trawangan (off Lombok), Indonesia

Course Fees: Starts from US$200 (see full Biorock workshop fee structure here)

Organisers: Gili Eco Trust, Global Coral Reef Alliance

Media Partner: Gaia Discovery

Booking Enquiries: Write to Gaia Discovery for reader privileges, or register direct

Official Website:  8th Indonesian Biorock Workshop

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